Leave it to Ford to build interesting products that they can't fix
My 2001 Focus 5spd started to have a humming/buzz come from the front
when you went over a dip. Not suspension noise, did it with the clutch
in or out. Then in turning to the right, you would get the same
humming/buzz, but it was relative to the wheel speed and it got louder
and then quieter with the rotation of the wheel. Sort of a wuh, wuh,
wuh... that sped up with the wheel speed.
Anyways, the SECOND time I took it in to the Ford dealer, they had it
for three days and had to call the Ford engineers. The problem? A bad
motor mount. They replaced it and it was almost like driving with ear
It's now at 74K miles, stays around 32-36 MPG, and other than the
dorky "shark-fin" radio antenna, looks fairly modern.